Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs

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The Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs is the head of the Office of Aviation and International Affairs within the United States Department of Transportation. The Assistant Secretary has responsibility for licensing of U.S. and foreign airlines and for formulating U.S. international aviation policy. The Assistant Secretary is also responsible for the administration of the Department of Transportation's economic policies and programs designed to promote access to, competition in, and the health of the U.S. aviation system. The Assistant Secretary coordinates Departmental policies and programs in all modes of international transportation and trade.[1]

The Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs is appointed by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate.[2] The Assistant Secretary is paid at level IV of the Executive Schedule,[3] meaning he or she receives a basic annual salary of $143,000.[4] The incumbent Assistant Secretary is Andrew B. Steinberg, who was confirmed on September 29, 2006.[1] Previous Assistant Secretaries include Karan Bhatia,[5] Read C. Van DeWater,[6] and Francisco Sanchez.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "U.S. Department of Transportation / Andrew B. Steinberg". Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ "US CODE: Title 49,102. Department of Transportation". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  3. ^ "US CODE: Title 5,5315. Positions at level IV". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Salary Table 2006-EX". Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  5. ^ Schatz, Amy; Perez, Evan (December 1, 2004). "Carriers Fight for New China Flights - WSJ.com". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  6. ^ "CNN.com - Airlines propose marketing triune - Mar. 4, 2003". Archived from the original on January 7, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Worldandnation: Aviation secretary's job hinges on presidential election". Retrieved September 27, 2007.